Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:28 pm on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley 8:28 pm, 28th June 2005

There are 73 million live national insurance records, but only 46.5 million people in this country are entitled to have a national insurance record, and the Government have confirmed in a written answer that they have no idea how many fraudulent records are in the register. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that that evidence indicates that we cannot trust the Government to run an identity database?